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Fivush, Robyn, and Azriel Grysman. "Accuracy and Reconstruction in Autobiographical Memory: (Re)consolidating Neuroscience and Sociocultural Developmental Approaches." WIREs Cognitive Science (2022): e1620, (Article published online September 20, 2022.)  https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcs.1620

Azriel Grysman is a professor of Psychology at Dickinson College.

Autobiographical memories are never isolated episodes; they are embedded in a network that is continually updated and prediction driven. We present autobiographical memory as a meaning-driven process that includes both veridical traces and reconstructive schemas. Our developmental approach delineates how autobiographical memory develops across childhood and throughout adulthood, and our sociocultural approach examines the ways in which autobiographical memories are shaped by everyday social interactions embedded within cultural worldviews. These approaches are enhanced by a focus on autobiographical memory functions, namely self-coherence, social embeddedness, and directing future behaviors. Neuroscience models of memory outlined in multiple trace and trace transformation theories and perceptual principles of predictive processing establish mechanisms and frameworks into which autobiographical memory processes are incorporated. Rather than conceptualizing autobiographical and episodic memories as accurate versus error-prone, we frame memory as a dynamic process that is continuously updated to create coherent meaning for individuals living in complex sociocultural worlds. Autobiographical memory is a process of both accuracy and error, an intricate weaving of specific episodic details, inferences and confusions among similar experiences; it incorporates post-event information through reminiscing and conversations, in the service of creating more meaningful coherent memories that define self, others, and the world.


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Fivush, Robyn, and Grysman, Azriel. Accuracy and Reconstruction In Autobiographical Memory: (re)consolidating Neuroscience and Sociocultural Developmental Approaches. . 2022. https://dickinson.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/5c70a237-5fc6-4e2f-bd2a-62d21c31e787?locale=en

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Fivush, Robyn, & Grysman, Azriel. (2022). Accuracy and Reconstruction in Autobiographical Memory: (Re)consolidating Neuroscience and Sociocultural Developmental Approaches. https://dickinson.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/5c70a237-5fc6-4e2f-bd2a-62d21c31e787?locale=en

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Fivush, Robyn, and Grysman, Azriel. Accuracy and Reconstruction In Autobiographical Memory: (re)consolidating Neuroscience and Sociocultural Developmental Approaches. 2022. https://dickinson.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/5c70a237-5fc6-4e2f-bd2a-62d21c31e787?locale=en

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